This Palliative Care Certificate can help you become a key contributor to improved quality of life and outcomes for patients and families by enhancing your knowledge of concepts and evidence-based interventions for complex symptom management.
This certificate from the University of Colorado College of Nursing will create opportunities for career advancement, regardless of your practice setting – hospital or ambulatory, rural or urban.
What is Palliative Care
Palliative care is an approach which improves quality of life for patients and their families facing (chronic and/or) life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems: physical, psychosocial and spiritual (adapted, World Health Organization, 2006).
The nurses’ role in chronic illness and end-of-life care is well-established and will continue to expand in the context of national endeavors to reform the U.S. healthcare system as well as the general need for more health care providers with expertise and certification in this specialty.